3 keys for our activities
WITH THE VERY POOR
Priority for those who survive with as little as 30 cents per day
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL
All our activities are strongly supported by the people, they cover more than 50% of the costs. Even the poorest contribute.
SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS AT THE LOWEST COST
For a sustainable impact, good for everyone
A simple and performing approach
Mekong Plus lives amongst the poorest and so understands very well one cannot "choose and filter" the basic needs. We do not force a poor household to refund a microloan, when their child is sick and they cannot pay the treatment.
The best is to combine miccroloans with technical support: so that the pig would not die (30% died before the project started) and that the peasant could make a real profit. So that a mother should not have to choose between the education of the children, and their good health.
Mekong Plus brings very low costs solutions to address all basic needs.
Mekong Plus runs a variety of different programs: microcredit, good techniques for agricutlure, training of para-veterinary doctors, protection of the environment, creation of employment, fair trade, action-theatre to promote hygiene and fight alcoholism, support to children with disabilities...
The programmes cover today about 800 villages in 3 provinces (2 in Viêtnam, 1 in Cambodia).
Every year we reach approximately 200.000 direct beneficiaries: children in kindergartens and in primary school, women, peasants, very poor households, craftswomen...
We train farmers who train other farmers. The very poor households, once they succeed out of poverty, motivate and assist other poor households in the village. To assist and follow-up a poor household costs as little as 3€ per month.